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The Greek Culture Agenda

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA )    – Gaia Festival is an independent world music festival, held in Thessaloniki. Since 1998, it has presented artists such as Nina Simon, Cesaria Evora, Savvina Giannatou, Massive Attack, Gotan Project and many others. This year, the festival presents “Οjos De Brujo Soundsystem” from Spain, “Caravan Palace” from France, “La Shica” from Spain, “Balkan Beat Box” from Israel, “Ζiveli Orkestar” from France and “17 Hippies” from Germany. Till April 12.
– A special tribute to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (in Greek) will be held at Danaos Cinema from March 20-26. The event is co-organised by the Athens International Film Festival, the Embassy of Sweden and the Cinema magazine Continue reading


Greek Cultural Agenda

– One of the most important living performance artists, Frank Uwe Laysiepen, a.k.a. Ulay, comes to Athens on the occasion of a grand retrospective (1970-2006). The Ulay Month is open from February 29 to March 31 at Booze Cooperativa and takes place in cooperation with the Goethe Institut Athen. The exhibition consists of dvd projections of all his performances, with or without his former partner Marina Abramovic, photographs and archived material. Continue reading

Like an Enchanted Song

(KATHIMERINI) A seven-night tribute to rebetika songs titled “Σαν Τραγούδι Μαγεμένο”, (Like an Enchanted Song) began yesterday at the Athens Concert Hall. The tribute, in the form of a musical spectacle, attempts to approach rebetika (urban blues) – “a heritage that we inherited and which has lasted over 150 years” – from a sociopolitical and geographical perspective. Popular singer George Dalaras will lead the event, which will last until February 19. Kathimerini daily: Rebetica is alive and well